Annual Sponsors for the 2022/2023 Season

Portland Youth Dance is incredibly grateful for the generous support of our sponsors. It is the generosity of our lovely community that makes all of our programs possible.

The Onion Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation based in Maine.
Our mission is to build a more equitable and healthy Maine by deepening the connection of all people to arts and nature.

From the beginning, we have embraced our commitment to local arts and social change. From our many sponsorships of community arts organizations and beloved Rebel Blend Fund to our work with the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA), Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center (GPIWC), Indigo Arts Alliance, Equality Maine, Portland Ovations, and Portland Buy Local.


Locally operated since 1927, The Thomas Agency has a long and successful history of offering comprehensive accounts receivable management services to a diversified clientele throughout the State of Maine. The Thomas Agency is committed to supporting the arts and plays an integral part in bringing dance alive in the local community. Portland Youth Dance is proud to have The Thomas Agency sponsor our May Show for the seventh consecutive year!

The Great Lost Bear has been a Forest Avenue mainstay since opening their doors in 1979. Portland Youth Dance is proud to have the Great Lost Bear as an event sponsor for The Exchange X8!


Paris Farmers Union has been our Farm, Home, And Garden Center Since 1919! With locations throughout the state, they are dedicated to customer service and serving all your farming, pet, building, and gardening needs. We are thrilled to have Paris Farmers Union as an event sponsor for The Exchange X8.

A special thanks to the Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio for dance scholarship donations, rental of dance studios, use of offices, and other facilities for our business operation. Casco Bay Movers provides quality dance instruction and performance opportunities to students of all ages in Greater Portland.